As we start a new year, we decided to shine a light on a client committed to her wellness year after year. Robin Albanese has been a long-time client with The Academy and Sphericality (our brick and mortar studio.) She has been an active member since the fall of 2013.
Robin had spent years commuting to NYC before joining us, sitting at a computer, and traveling for work. She also had a child late in life, and the weight gain during pregnancy combined with her sedentary lifestyle had caught up to her. She was interested in the barre classes offered, as they were the type of exercise recommended by her chiropractor. A neighbor invited her to check it out, and she's been with us ever since!
Her favorite part of our programming is the community of strong and committed women. Her second favorite element of our program is the classes.
"Dorian and the instructors are super-talented, brilliant, and fun! I can usually count on a giggle or two each time I take a...
Means & Ends Goals:
Ends Goals are defined as an outcome that describes exactly what you want.
Means Goals are the plan and path or "things" to help you achieve your Ends Goals.
A common mistake people make when setting goals is to confuse means goals for end goals. When they mistakenly do this, happiness is not achieved because it isn't what they really want. Then, as a result, they go back to old patterns.
Here is an example.
Eve wants to lose 30 pounds. Is this a means goal or an end goal? She thinks it's an end goal, but is it really?
Why does Eve want to lose 30 pounds?
Her doctor told her that the extra weight has made her pre-diabetic. If she doesn't lose it, she could develop type 2 diabetes.
If she develops type 2 diabetes, she will never be able to take that wine tasting tour of Napa Valley that she's dreamed of for years. The...
One of the biggest complaints, or excuses I hear from women about exercise is “not having the time.” I always say in response, if your doctor told you that you had cancer, and you needed to set aside 30-45 minutes three times a week to be cured, would you make the time? I bet you would. AND I bet that it would be a top priority. I know it sounds harsh, but why would you take care of your health in that scenario when you are sick, and not in the scenario of keeping yourself from getting sick by exercising regularly?
It makes NO sense.
Exercise is probably the single best lifestyle change you can make for yourself to improve your wellness AND your longevity. Exercise is not just about looking great. It’s about feeling great about your body and your life. It’s about maintaining a healthy weight. It’s about staying youthful. It’s about reducing your risk of disease. Yes, it’s something you have to make time for, but it is crucial to living...